dwb newsletter #9: Walk the Talk, doodles tabling, SkidRow Communarts May-June’22

Good evening dear neighbors, artists, collaborators, community partners, supporters of arts in Skid Row and of doodles without borders.

Events and Activities
THIS SATURDAY, May 21st, 2-6pm –  2nd Annual Kite Festival @ LA State Historic Park (North side of Chinatown, at 1505 N Spring St, 90012). RSVP is suggested but this event is FREE and open to the public. Doodles Without Borders will be tabling, too ;). Come say hi! 

THIS SUNDAY, May 22nd, 2-5pm – COME TOGETHER organized by Los Angeles Poverty Department as a pre-Walk The Talk parade event @ Inner City Arts (720 Kohler St, 90021). Come hear from 7 community members doing inspiring work in Skid Row!

Next Saturday, May 28th, 12-4pm. A parade and performances, festive, loud, musical. Paying tribute to neighborhood initiatives and the people whose contributions to the community call for a big, blaring celebration!
Starting at 250 S Broadway and winding its way to General Jeff/ Gladys Park. More details at https://www.lapovertydept.org/projects/walk-the-talk/ 
One-of-a-kind event only once every two years. Come one, come all!

RIP to all the Buffalo victims of the genocidal violence that is white supremacist settler colonial mindset that is a cornerstone of this country we live in. May we root in collective abolitionist work, local work that is rooted in global, transnational connections, may we “mourn the dead, and fight like hell for the living” (Mother Jones). As an immigrant from Armenia, South West Asia, the borderlands between global North and South, and interested in working class led liberation, I look to the diverse Black, Brown, and Indigenous led leftist movements on this continent, on this Turtle Island. Because “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing” (Malcolm X).

Quote of the month:
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti

Read the rest of dwb newsletter #9 here.


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